FEDIMA Launches Industry-wide Code of Conduct for Responsible Sourcing

Fedima, the Federation of European Manufacturers and Suppliers of Ingredients to the Bakery, Confectionary and Patisserie Industries, published its Code of Conduct for Responsible Sourcing in the bakery ingredients industry, renewing its commitment to creating a favourable policy environment, while ensuring a sustainable and innovative baked goods sector.

Fedima’s industry-wide Code of Conduct for Responsible Sourcing is aimed at Fedima members and all suppliers of the bakery and patisserie industry in Europe, providing them with common responsible sourcing standards and guiding them in their implementation.

”The European bakery ingredients industry that Fedima represents is operating halfway along the supply chain, between ‘farm’ and ‘fork’, uniquely placed at the crossroads between production and consumption of baked products,” said Jean-Philippe Michaux, Chair of Fedima’s Sustainability Committee. “Responsible sourcing is a growing challenge to all operators of the bakery value chain and our members are eager to play their part in supplying ingredients that are responsibly sourced to the European bakery sector and its consumers”.

The Code’s standards include compliance with existing laws and regulations, as well as the quality and safety of products and raw materials, ethical business practices, and respect for human rights. A healthy and safe work environment, the minimisation of environmental impact, attention to animal welfare, supply chain transparency, and continuous improvement are also identified as key principles to abide by.

Representing 13 member associations across Europe, Fedima aims to support and grow the baked goods sector by sharing its positions and priorities at EU level, contributing to policy discussions of relevance for the sector.

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